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Photos and Game Summary: VCU Men’s Soccer Defeat George Washington

Goals by senior Fortia Munts (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Fiorre Mane (Dakar, Senegal) lift VCU to a crucial 2-0 win over George Washington Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium.

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Official VCU Summary

Final Score: VCU: 2, George Washington: 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU: 6-6-2 (5-1-1), George Washington: 5-10-1 (3-4-0)

THE SHORT STORY 

Goals by senior Fortia Munts (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Fiorre Mane (Dakar, Senegal) lift VCU to a crucial 2-0 win over George Washington Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS

  • Munts scored his first of the season and got VCU on the board early with a goal in the 4th minute.
  • VCU increased its lead 2-0 in the 61st minute by way of Mane’s third goal of the season.
  • Senior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) secured his fourth shutout of the season by making seven saves.
  • The Rams outshot the Colonial 17-14 on the night with Mane leading the way with five shots.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU wasted no time finding the back of the net. In the 4th minute, junior Biska Biyombo (Lumbumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) made a streaking run down the right sideline, beating out his defender and played a brilliant ball to Munts who was waiting just inside the 18 and fired a rocket to the back of the net.
  • Mane nearly netted VCU’s second of the night in the 16th minute, but his shot went wide.
  • In the 37th minute, Munts sent in a free kick to a dangerous spot in the box where junior Zeron Sewell (Morant Bay, Jamaica) got a boot on the ball, but sent his shot high.
  • The Rams took a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute with a beautiful attack starting just beyond midfield. Junior Oquin Robinson (Bull Bay, Jamaica) played the ball wide to senior Ryo Shimazaki (Kawasaki, Japan) who took a touch and sent the ball into the box where Mane was waiting to bury the shot.
  • VCU continued to be the offensive aggressor, finding chances in the 78th and 79th minutes.
  • Sequeira kept his clean sheet alive in the 81st minute with an impressive fingertip save on a free kick.

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU will host UNC Wilmington for its final non-conference match of the year Wednesday, Oct. 30. Kickoff at Sports Backers Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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With new information and cancellations coming in by the hour, the below is our attempt to keep you up to date on the latest Richmond area closures, cancellations, and community information, with links to relevant resources for more. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Feel free to leave your own in the comments or email to [email protected]

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Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

The Education Day activities website can be found here.

The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”

The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.

The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Richmond Kickers Delay Start of USL1 Season by Two Weeks

Any scheduled pro club events taking place prior to the start of the season will be postponed to later dates.

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